• Languages in an Open World

    20.11.2019 - 22.11.2019
    TP: European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML), Graz

    The SOAS World Languages Institute (UK), Mercator European Research Centre, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation, and the Plurilingualism Research Unit – treffpunkt sprachen (AT) cordially invite scholars, community organisations and community members to join the international conference on “Languages in an Open World” that will take place in Graz, Austria, November 20-22 2019, at the ECML in Graz, Austria.

    The upcoming conference aims to address relevant aspects in relation to status dimensions of language against the background of the ideal of an open, pluralistic society. The conference "Languages in an Open World" intends to bring together scholars from linguistics and related disciplines with an interest and expertise in language and globalisation, with a special focus on status and power relations between languages and their speakers and their impact and/or transformation in a world characterised by mobility, increased complexity, and diverse and dynamic formations of cultural, linguistic, and societal identities.

    The call for papers and detailed information are available 
    on the LOW 2019 website

of Fb Plurilingualismus

  • Presentation, Wednesday, 24. 06. 2015

    Linguistic diversity in daily life: initiatives, challenges and demands at institutions in Graz

    Public institutions are central meeting points for people and thus intersections of linguistic interaction. Communication in certain situations poses a challenge in a city like Graz, which possesses great ethnic and linguistic heterogeneity. Visiting a doctor, official authorities or using a public service requires the concerns and needs to be met as ideally as possible. In such cases both sides – staff and clients – profit from mutual understanding.

    The aim of the study is the closer investigation of 60 institutions in different areas (services, the health sector, social institutions, etc.) with regard to their handling of linguistic diversity. This will show which languages are present where and to what extent, and which languages have already taken root in these institutions. Furthermore, institutions often develop innovative measures that allow us to infer conclusions for possible future practices when encountering linguistic diversity
  • Conference, 11. 09. 2013 - 14. 09. 2013

    14th International Conference
    on Minority Languages

    ICML XIV Documentation
  • Lecture and Discussion, Monday, 22. 10. 2012

    Knowledge Societies and the Role of Information Communication Technology in Education

    Programme of the event
  • Language Bus journey, Wednesday, 26. 09. 2012

    A journey through Graz with the Language Bus
    on the occasion of the European Day of Languages

    More information can be found
    on the MULTILINGUAL GRAZ webpage
  • Exhibition, 26. 09. 2011 - 06. 11. 2011

    A city speaks 150 languages

    More information can be found
    on the MULTILINGUAL GRAZ webpage
  • Symposium, 18. 10. 2010 - 21. 10. 2010

    Politics of Plurality - India, Africa, Europa

    Programm Unity in Plurality (als pdf)
    Aufsatz Neville Alexander (als pdf)
  • Language Bus journey, Friday, 24. 09. 2010

    A journey through the linguistic landscape and cityscape of Graz

    More information can be found on the
Programmierung: Copyright (c) 2012 - Michael Herold. All rights reserved.